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In a vast market of options, dealer build tools that help us rationalize what the heart wants.

In a vast market of options, dealer build tools that help us rationalize what the heart wants. (Kevan Ray/)

So you’re looking to buy a new UTV and want to build and price one for yourself prior to purchase. Or, as we frequently find for ourselves, you just want to play around with some imaginary money and see how much you can accessorize your favorite UTV. Years ago it would have meant buying one, selecting a round of parts for it, and installing said selections. Thankfully the UTV manufacturers know we want to see what the brand’s machines look like when modified and have indulged us accordingly.

With today’s amazing graphics you can build your own rig from your smartphone or computer. It’s all virtual, but gives a fantastic idea of what the real thing would look like. Interested in doing so, but don’t know where to start? Let us help, with UTV Driver’s guide to all of the side-by-sides that can be configured on each manufacturer’s build and price tool.

Arctic Cat’s build and price tool.

Arctic Cat’s build and price tool. (Arctic Cat/)

Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat’s build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following models to be configured:

  • Wildcat XX, Wildcat XX LTD, Wildcat XX SE
  • Prowler Pro EPS, Prowler Pro XT, Prowler Pro LTD
  • Prowler Pro Crew EPS, Prowler Pro Crew XT, Prowler Pro Crew LTD

Ups

Decent depth; crisp and quick to respond

Downs

Arctic Cat’s limited range of models; no 3D rendering

Verdict

A fun tool, but it has a time limit on how much fun can be had.

Can-Am’s build and price tool

Can-Am’s build and price tool (Can-Am/)

Can-Am

Can-Am’s build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following models to be configured:

  • Commander DPS, Commander XT, Commander XT-P, Commander Max DPS, Commander Max XT
  • Defender, Defender DPS, Defender XT, Defender DPS Cab, Defender Limited, Defender X MR, Defender Max, Defender Max DPS, Defender Max XT, Defender Max Lone Star, Defender Max Limited, Defender Max X MR, Defender 6×6 DPS, Defender 6×6 XT, Defender Pro DPS, Defender Pro XT, Defender Pro Lone Star, Defender Pro Limited
  • Maverick X3 DS Turbo, Maverick X3 DS Turbo R, Maverick X3 DS Turbo RR, Maverick X3 RS Turbo R, Maverick X3 X RS Turbo R, Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR with Smart-Shox, Maverick X3 X MR Turbo, Maverick X3 X MR Turbo RR, Maverick X3 X RC Turbo, Maverick X3 X RC Turbo RR, Maverick X3 Max DS Turbo, Maverick X3 Max DS Turbo R, Maverick X3 Max X DS Turbo RR, Maverick X3 Max RS Turbo R, Maverick X3 Max X RS Turbo RR, Maverick X3 Max X RS Turbo RR with Smart Shox, Maverick X3 Max X MR Turbo RR
  • Maverick Sport, Maverick Sport DPS, Maverick Sport X XC, Maverick Sport X MR, Maverick Sport X RC, Maverick Sport Max DPS
  • Maverick Trail, Maverick Trail DPS

Ups

Sheer level and depth of the tool; the Can-Ams themselves

Downs

Excess isn’t always a good thing; slightly fake-looking imagery

Verdict

You could get lost on here for hours. Or days. And just as easily spend a truck-and-trailer’s worth on a new toy without thinking. Tread lightly.

Honda’s build and price tool.

Honda’s build and price tool. (Honda/)

Honda

Honda’s build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following models to be configured:

  • Talon 1000X, Talon 1000X Fox Live Valve
  • Talon 1000R, Talon 1000R Fox Live Valve, Talon 1000R Special Edition
  • Talon 1000X-4, Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve, Talon 1000X-4 Special Edition
  • Pioneer 1000-5, Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe, Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition, Pioneer 1000-5 Special Edition
  • Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 1000 Deluxe, Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition, Pioneer 1000 Special Edition
  • Pioneer 700-4, Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe
  • Pioneer 700, Pioneer 700 Deluxe
  • Pioneer 520
  • Pioneer 500

Ups

Straightforward; informative

Downs

Limited things to play with; no 3D rendering; accessories don’t always show up on the machines

Verdict

Honda does what Honda does, and the configurator allows us to fantasize over some of our favorite UTVs like the Talon but doesn’t let the imagination run wild.

Kawasaki’s build and price tool.

Kawasaki’s build and price tool. (Kawasaki/)

Kawasaki

Kawasaki’s build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following model to be configured:

  • Teryx KRX 1000

Ups

The Teryx KRX 1000 itself

Downs

No ability to see items added to your build; Kawi’s limited lineup

Verdict

Kawasaki’s build and price tool only makes us want to drive the KRX more, but the brand’s configurator lacks on the options front. Then again, the same could be said about the company’s sporty offerings.

Polaris’ build and price tool

Polaris’ build and price tool (Polaris/)

Polaris

Polaris’ build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following models to be configured:

  • RZR RS1, RZR Trail Sport, RZR Trail Premium, RZR Trail Ultimate, RZR Trail S 900 Sport, RZR Trail S 1000 Premium, RZR Trail S 1000 Ultimate, RZR Trail 570, RZR XP 1000 Sport, RZR XP 1000 Premium, RZR XP 1000 Trails & Rocks, RZR XP 1000 High Lifter, RZR Turbo S, RZR Turbo S Velocity, RZR Pro XP Sport, RZR Pro XP Premium, RZR Pro XP Ultimate, RZR XP 4 1000 Sport, RZR XP 4 1000 Premium, RZR XP 4 1000 High Lifter, RZR Turbo S 4, RZR Turbo S 4 Velocity, RZR Pro XP 4 Sport, RZR Pro XP 4 Premium, RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate
  • Ranger 500, Ranger SP 570, Ranger SP 570 Premium, Ranger SP 570 NorthStar Edition, Ranger EV, Ranger 570 Full-Size, Ranger 1000, Ranger 1000 Premium, Ranger 1000 Premium + Winter Prep Package, Ranger 1000 EPS, Ranger XP 1000 Premium, Ranger XP 1000 High Lifter Edition, Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss, Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Trail Boss, Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Premium, Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Ultimate, Ranger Crew SP 570, Ranger Crew SP 570 Premium, Ranger Crew SP 570 NorthStar Edition, Ranger Crew 570 Full-Size, Ranger Crew 1000, Ranger Crew 1000 Premium, Ranger Crew 1000 Premium + Winter Prep Package, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Premium, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Texas Edition, Ranger Crew XP 1000 High Lifter Edition, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Trail Boss, Ranger Crew XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Trail Boss, Ranger Crew XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Premium, Ranger Crew XP 1000 NorthStar Edition Ultimate
  • General 1000 Sport, General 1000 Premium, General 1000 Deluxe, General 1000 Deluxe Ride Command Edition, General XP 1000 Deluxe, General XP 1000 Deluxe Ride Command Edition, <a href=”https://www.utvdriver.com/story/utv-news/2022-general-xp-1000-trailhead-edition-launch/”>General XP 1000 Trailhead Edition</a>, General 4 1000 Premium, General 4 1000 Deluxe Ride Command Edition, General XP 4 1000 Deluxe, General XP 4 1000 Deluxe Ride Command Edition, General XP 4 1000 Trailhead Edition

Ups

Clean 3D modeling; countless add-ons; great graphics; interior can be viewed as well

Downs

How quickly does a Polaris cost as much as a house? And when is every niche filled?

Verdict

All Polaris’ excellence wrapped up in an excellent configurator. This is probably the best build and price tool out there, and the depth of Polaris’ lineup and options offered makes for a site that can become an endless pit of dreaming and questioning one’s bank account.

Yamaha’s build and price tool

Yamaha’s build and price tool (Yamaha/)

Yamaha

Yamaha’s build and price tool can be found here. It allows for the following models to be configured:

  • Wolverine RMAX2 1000 Limited Edition, Wolverine RMAX2 1000 XT-R, Wolverine RMAX2 1000, Wolverine RMAX4 1000 Limited Edition, Wolverine RMAX4 1000 XT-R, Wolverine RMAX4 1000
  • Viking, Viking EPS, Viking VI, Viking VI EPS
  • YXZ1000R, YXZ1000R SE, YXZ1000R SS, YXZ1000R SS SE

Ups

Graphic quality; quickness of accessory installation; can see the underside of the machines

Downs

Only 2020 models shown for some offerings; spinning the models in some ways interferes with pricing

Verdict

We love Yamaha’s side-by-sides and the configurator fares accordingly.

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Which is your favorite? Don’t see your favorite configurator? If that’s the case, give us a shout on social media and we’ll update accordingly.



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